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Chronos 4k12 and Q12 Hi-Speed Announced!

Krontech the Canadian Hi-speed camera company has released press information for two new global shutter camera releases due to ship in 2024.  While they did excellent work with the Chronos 1.4 720p and Chronos 2.1 HD 1080p slow motion cameras, many users of the platform clamored for more resolution and better image quality.  Enter the new Chronos 4k12 a full 4k Camera capable of 1,397 FPS at 8 bit 4096 x 2160 resolution or at 3840 x 2160
UHD 1,491 FPS.  

To put this in perspective, the Phantom 4k camera does 4k at 1k fps and costs around $80k USD for a starter kit.  This new Chronos camera has some serious punch for the TV, Web, and Film industries that need the extra resolution. We can see many production houses adopting this camera for production without breaking the bank in a compact and fully contained package.  → Continue Reading Full Post ←

iPhone 12 Pro Slow Motion is best yet for Apple!

iPhone 12 Pro Slow Motion

The iPhone 12 line is a continuation of what Apple has been hinting at since it got serious about video recording on their phones.  However, there is no increment in the maximum frames per second the phone is able to record with the 120p and 240p at 1080p as the maximum the phone is able to record. There is also what could be a feature that is missing that of 120fps 4k considering the phone is already recording 120fps at 4k for HDR video and then delivering it in a 60p wrapper.

With all that said the phone has impressive video and photo specs that will have rivals trying to compete in outlandish features like super zooms or more than 3 cameras to be able to get the spotlight off the iPhone.  There is no question the iPhone 12 is the best camera phone Apple has ever delivered but isn’t this the same result every year when a new device from the company is released? Yes and there lies the problem of yearly upgrades only getting incremental updates and not leapfrog features.

Video Recording iPhone 12 Pro:

  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 60 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video (Wide)
  • 2x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 4x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro)
  • Digital zoom up to 6x (iPhone 12 Pro)
  • 2.5x optical zoom in, 2x optical zoom out; 5x optical zoom range (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Digital zoom up to 7x (iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode Time-lapse
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

Video Recording iPhone 12 (NON PRO):

  • HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 30 fps
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video (Wide)
  • 2x optical zoom out
  • Digital zoom up to 3x
  • Audio zoom
  • Brighter True Tone flash
  • QuickTake video
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Night mode Time‑lapse
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 60 fps
  • Cinematic video stabilization (4K, 1080p, and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
  • Stereo recording

IPhone 12 Pro Slow Motion Samples are pending:

We received some so-called slow motion samples from the iPhone 12 but we have determined that they are fake and not from the phone themselves.  The iPhone 12 ships on October 23rd so any samples you might see online could only be from review units and there was no real video quality review that was authenticated. We will have to wait some time for the iPhone 12 video samples to start coming out.  We expect increased dynamic range and better overall noise profile on the iPhone 12 vs the 11, hopefully, we will see a real improvement in the way the phone captures slow motion in 1080p without much in the way of artifacts and aliasing.

Dolby Vision Recording on iPhone 12:

Dolby Vision | Demo | Dolby by Dolby:

In the video above you can see that Dolby Vision is basically a set of technologies that encode video in HDR with high precision color and brightness values that try to mimic reality. The new iPhone 12s record in Dolby Vision which probably use the high frame rate recording (60p for 30p) and 120p for 60p) HDR.

It is of note that slow motion video at 120fps or 240fps in 1080p will not use Dolby Vision as you would need those frame rates doubled to record it. It is a technology best used by 4k recording up to 60fps.

Of course, you will not get Hollywood production quality footage on the phone but it is still going to deliver a better image than your average camera due to the color science behind it.  Also of note is that you will need a TV, monitor or projector that has Dolby Vision compatibility to experience this high dynamic range video footage recording feature.

If you have such a TV we can recommend the clip below to test it:

Perfect Black HDR 8k Dolby Vision by Eugene Belsky: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Galaxy S8 Slow Motion Samples!

Galaxy S8 Slow Motion Samples

There was a lot of commotion online when the rumors of the Galaxy S8 having 1000 fps video surfaced. However that turned out to be pure unfounded speculation. Still the phone did offer slow motion of 240fps at 720p which is not bad for a phone but hardly flagship these days. Still that does not detract from the ability to capture cool slow-mo shots.

The quality is close to 720p on the Galaxy S8 but not entirely there. We see some softness, aliasing and moire in the shots with a tendency to be more apparent in diagonal lines and repeating detail textures.  Still the quality is on par with the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel XL phones. We have gathered a few samples for you to judge.

 Galaxy S8 Slow Motion Samples:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Test review in Slow Motion by Samiullah karamat:


Slow Motion Video taken by Samsung Galaxy S8 by Sittiphol Phanvilai:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Bees Camera test by Enjoy and learn:


Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera II Super Slow Motion BMX by RiderTECH:


Samsung galaxy s8 captured cricket shots at #240fps by pk arena:


Samsung Galaxy s8 slow mo camera CROWS 240fps by pk arena:

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Best mobile camera by Ihthisam Ali:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Great Slow Motion – Rome 2017 by And Pro:

Samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plust slowmotion video test by Bravo Kid:

Samsung S8 slow motion test by Robert Delozier:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Super Slo-Mo Test by Albanian Tech:


There you have it! – The Galaxy S8 is a decent slow motion performer with some shortcomings like resolution and aliasing artifacts. Still we were surprised by the clean noise free video on most of the tests. The phone is doing an amazing job of maximizing dynamic range and signal noise to deliver a pretty remarkable image. It looks cinematic in some instances which is the result of continued evolution on mobile sensors.

The Galaxy S8 will be a phone many people will use as their main mobile device; having a decent slow motion mode is a good feature for those that want to delve into the art of higher frame rates a little bit. Still we wished it supported at least 120fps 1080p and not just 60fps and that it included a higher frame rate to compete with the Sony Xperia XZ phones.  All in all the S8 is Samsung’s strongest phone to date and you simply cannot go wrong by choosing this device. If slow motion is your primary interest in a new mobile device we sure recommend you look at other options before pulling the trigger. -HSC

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Casio EX-FR200 360 Cam has a Slowmo Mode!

Casio EX-FR200

The Casio EX-FR200 is a weird camera in many respects. It’s 180 degree fish eye lens makes spherical imaging and the entire lens and sensor assembly detaches for remote operation.  With the aid of a second lens and sensor module you can take 360 degree images and footage for a VR wrapper compatible with YouTube 360.

The camera modules can be bought separate and controlled from the main body unit without the need to buy two full pieces of kit.  If you were trying to get into the Youtube 360 and VR video panoramic craze this is an easy way to do it. Price is not yet specified but we expect it to be competitive with high end GoPros or USD $450 and below.  The camera is not dive proof see below…

 Casio EX-FR200 Specs:

– 1/2.3 inch BSI CMOS sensor with 21.4 MP.
– 46MB built-in memory + MicroSD slot

– 11.95 megapixel effective sensor res.
– f/2.8 aperture 180 degree fish eye lens.
– water-resistant IPX6 (resists powerful water jets)
– freeze-proof to IPX8 (up to -10 degrees Celsius)
– shockproof to 1.3 meters
– dustproof with IP6X rating
– Intervalometer for Time Lapse.
– image stabilization (electronic?)

The  Casio EX-FR200 Outdoor Recorder image capture prowess is as follows:

– Circular fisheye (180 degrees) 3888 x 3888 photo or 1440 x 1440 30fps video.
– 360-degree panorama: with the lens facing the sky – converts the image to a panorama with 7456 x 1864 photo or 2880 x 720 30 fps video resolutions.
– a rectilinear fisheye 3232 x 2424 photo or 3840 x 2160 30fps video (4k).
– a fully spherical 360 photo.  This mode requires a second lens/sensor (FR100CA or FR200CA), positioned back-to-back and controlled from the body unit.

Casio Translation: EX-FR100CA / FR200CA combination of two of the” in, you can manipulate the two cameras in one controller . Or carried out the shooting from a different point of view at the same time, to manipulate each at the timing of preference, still images and videos taken with two cameras, it is also possible to play at the same time in the controller.In addition, ” EX-FR100CA ” is, without a controller section, you can also be operated from the smartphone.

High Speed Video Specs:

1920 x 1080 at up to 60 fps
1280 x 720 at 120 fps  (Highest HD Frame Rate)
640 x 480 at 240fps (VGA Resolution)

As you can see the Casio EX-FR200 Outdoor Recorder is no power house for higher frame rates but good that it includes them as options. However 720p is too low a resolution for a 180 degree field of view or 360 degree video panoramic.   Any VR headset will look soft and aliased in such a low resolution mode.  VR really screams for 4k and above to get rid of the wrap distortion once the footage has been stitched and processed.  However 4k video at 120fps on a 360 degree platform is as of yet extremely high end and expensive by pairing two fish eye lenses on a 4k capable camera that can do higher frame rates.  And we would be hard pressed to find something small that does that.  30fps is for now the maximum frame rate on action cameras at 4k.   There are rumors of GoPro Hero 5 having 60fps 4k but still a long ways off the 120fps needed to start seeing great slow motion of daily occurrences.

For illustrative purposes “No samples from the camera yet” here is a 180 degree 120fps slow motion video taken with an iPhone 5s. This will be the approximate effect from the Casio EX-FR200 720p while in the high frame rate mode:

iPhone 5s fisheye + 120fps Slow Motion by 2010imagemaker:

The Casio EX-FR200 is expected to be released in late October 2016.  Here is more information on the Casio Japanese Page:
http://www.casio.co.jp/release/2016/0804_ex-fr200/ → Continue Reading Full Post ←